Bose is of Bengali origin. Brought up in Bombay, India, he came to the UK in 1969 to study to become a Chartered Accountant. After spending a year studying engineering at Loughborough University, Bose worked in business journalism.
He started his career at LBC Radio, before joining the Sunday Times. He moved from business journalism to investigative sports reporting and moved to the Daily Telegraph in 1995, where he started the paper's Inside Sports column.
He left the Telegraph to become the BBC's Sports Editor in October 2006..
Bose has also presented on radio and television, including BBC Radio 4's Financial World Tonight, the South Asia Report on the BBC World Service and What the Papers Say for Channel 4.
As the BBC's head sports writer his output included a regular blog on the Corporation's website.
On 4 August 2009 Mihir Bose resigned from the BBC for personal reasons. It was reported that Bose was unhappy with the forthcoming move of the BBC Sports Department from London to Manchester, which would have required him to relocate. He was replaced as Sports Editor by David Bond.
Inside World Football
Mihir now writes a blog for the football related website insideworldfootball.biz
London Evening Standard
Bose contributes weekly pieces to the London Evening Standard.
Bose has written 22 books on a range of subjects, including A History of Indian Cricket and Manchester Disunited.His History of Indian Cricket was the first book by an Indian writer to win the prestigious Cricket Society Literary Award in 1990. His study of sports and apartheid, Sporting Colours, was runner-up in the 1994 William Hill Sports Book of the Year award.Bose has also written a book in the form of a comprehensive history of India's film industry called Bollywood: A History.